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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A trio of exhibits at the Milwaukee Art Museum showcase accomplished black artists

 At the Milwaukee Art Museum, it isn’t often that museum exhibitions address issues of aesthetic and social import, but its thought-provoking “30 Americans” and “Wisconsin 30” exhibitions are an exception. A three-hour
06.18.2013 | | Posted at 08:24 PM

MAM"s Compelling Contemporary Exhibition Celebrates Anniversary

By Peggy Sue
In an exhibition that crystallizes the Rubell Family Collection’s (RFC) prodigious art holdings with prominent selections on display in one venue, “30 Americans” opens at the Milwaukee Art Museum this summer. And as the Museum’s Curator of American and Decorative Arts William Keyse Rudolph claims, “There are actually 31 American artists in the exhibition, the collector’s kept adding, and then kept the title identical.” “This exhibition reads as a powerful survey of contemporary art

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

UWM Summerdances transfigures two Milwaukee landmarks

 At nightfall on June 13, 14 and 15, 14 dancers will perform at the base of the beautiful North Point Water Tower while digital projections animate the white stone monument's upper half and 25 voices from Bel Canto Chorus
Monday, June 10, 2013

‘30 Americans’ at the Milwaukee Art Museum

 Join the Milwaukee Art Museum in celebrating works by modern African American artists that span the 1970s through to the present. With subject matter encompassing race, politics, history, sexuality and gender, and
Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Summer Guide

 If the weather chooses not to cooperate with your beach plans, visit one of the lakefront's indoor venues
05.17.2013 | | Posted at 12:20 PM

Celebrate International Museum Day and Kohl's Art Generation Family Sunday

By Peggy Sue
Make this Saturday or Sunday a family art day while celebrating International Museum Day on May 18th, a day that honors all museums first founded in 1970's. The Museum of Wisconsin Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum plan exceptional programs for families this weekend, whether Wisconsin weather rains or shines. In West Bend, the new Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates International Museum Day on Satu...
Monday, April 29, 2013
 Tasting Triumph: A beautiful spring day did not deter more than 1,500 hungry and thirsty visitors from attending the Shepherd Express’ first Stein and Dine Beer, Cheese, and Sausage Festival. Guests sipped and
04.26.2013 | | Posted at 02:10 PM

Remembering A Remarkable Women

By Peggy Sue
A tribute exhibition opened at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the Mezzanine Gallery April 23. The one wall gallery  while pared down for space, illustrates volumes about a remarkable, versatile woman in: “Remembering Cissie Peltz: Artist. Collector. Friend.” A 2012 miniature portrait of the exhuberent Cissie Peltz came courtesy of Carol J. Pylant, an accomplished artist in her own right t...
Monday, April 22, 2013

MAM remembers Milwaukee’s first art museum

 For anyone curious about the history of the visual arts in Milwaukee, the current 125th Anniversary Celebration at the Milwaukee Art Museum affords visitors the opportunity to explore this issue. At the center of the festivities in
04.22.2013 | | Posted at 04:18 PM
By Peggy Sue
Spring Gallery Night brought chilly winds, yet the crowds discovered their untiring enthusiasm for Milwaukee art, so the galleries and venues were filled. Numerous people ventured to see “Eggs Benedict” at the Portrait Society Gallery, Niki Johnson’s portrait of the former Pope constructed from 17,000 condoms, which the gallery is now offering for sale. Each version of Johnson's image, or ea...

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